This page presents the geographical name data for Aiken Creek in Antarctica, as supplied by the US military intelligence in electronic format, including the geographic coordinates and place name in various forms, latin, roman and native characters, and its location in its respective country's administrative division.
Feature Name (see definition): Aiken Creek
Feature Class (see definition): Stream
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 150
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
77° 36' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
163° 17' 00" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -77.6
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 163.2833333
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1992
Description (see definition): A glacial meltwater stream in Taylor Valley, Victoria Land, which flows N from the unnamed glacier W of Wales Glacier to Many Glaciers Pond, then W to Lake Fryxell. The feature is 4 mi long and receives some tributary flow from Wales Glacier. The name was suggested by hydrologist Diane McKnight, leader of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) team which made extensive studies of the hydrology and geochemistry of streams and ponds in the Lake Fryxell basin, 1987-94. Named after U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) hydrologist George R. Aiken, a member of the field team in three summer seasons, 1987-91, who assisted in establishing stream gaging stations on the streams flowing into Lake Fryxell in the 1990-91 season.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data